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It's ALL about location! Enjoy your own totally private swimming pool, just 300 yards to the best beach! Unlike properties at Playas Bonita or Coson, NO car is needed as it is a safe 5 minute walk along the beach road to the shops and restaurants in Las Terrenas. Casa Pura Vida is a romantic 'honeymoon cottage' in a walled, quarter-acre, tropical garden - the perfect alternative to a cramped hotel room. Beautifully yet simply decorated in beach glass colors of turquoise and lime green. Casa Pura Vida was featured on the American television show, House Hunters International on HGTV. Two bedrooms with queen beds plus twin daybed to sleep five. Comfortable, light-filled living area with cable television, DVD player and WIFI Internet access for your laptop. Equipped kitchen, tiled bathroom with HOT shower. High ceilings with ceiling fans and constant breezes. We provide a helpful rental guide and free hurricane refund policy. Also see www.HomeAway.com/202925
The 'Sky Terrace,' a second-story apartment located next to Casa Pura Vida,. is available to rent separately or together with Casa Pura Vida. Completed in March, 2012 as the owners' private retreat, the Sky Terrace offers amazing views of palm tree-covered mountains during the day and star-filled skies at night. With sky-lights, glass brick windows, gorgeous bathroom, large equipped kitchen and screened porch in a light-filled open layout, the apartment sleeps up to 3 people. See: www.HomeAway.com/202925 for more info.
How to Travel to Las Terrenas: The easiest and cheapest way to reach Las Terrenas is to fly into El Catey airport (Canadian guests) or Santo Domingo--Los Americas Airport (SDQ), hire a rental car (Budget is approx. $240//week) and then make the easy and beautiful 2 hour drive up the brand new highway which starts just outside the airport and travels through palm plantations and rice paddies. Our manager can pick you up for the same fee as a taxi ($80--$180 US), PLUS he will stop for food or beverages on the way to the villa!
When you make a reservation at Casa Pura Vida, you will receive detailed information on how to travel from SDQ, (or other arrival cities) PLUS you will receive a comprehensive Rental Guide with suggestions for restaurants, nightclubs, where to go, best beaches,etc. Plus: our manager can help you rent a 'quad,' arrange snorkeling, diving or fishing expeditions, zip-line tours... and he can tell you where to find the hottest 'nightclub de jour'! The helpful advice you will receive when planning your vacation and on-site assistance is one of the reasons why Casa Pura Vida has the MOST bookings and the MOST positive reviews of any Las Terrenas listing! :)
About Las Terrenas: With over 15 miles of deserted, turquoise-water beaches, 'Time' magazine has described Las Terrenas as having one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped beach in the Caribbean. The balmy climate with its ever-present trade winds and the warm temperature of the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean combine to provide this part of the island with year-round, delightful weather with only a few degrees difference in temperature between winter and summer. Las Terrenas is both a small fishing village AND it is also a vibrant cosmopolitan beachtown with over 60 restaurants, many of which are owned and operated by French or Italian permanent residents and located along the beachfront. There is a modern supermarket, two banks, ATM's, ,exciting night clubs and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry. The French bakery (just a short walk from Casa Pura Vida) is THE place to go for morning coffee and fresh pastries...you will feel like you're in Paris, but with perfect balmy weather! Walk the never-ending beach and watch the colorful kiteboards or take lessons! Go diving, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding on the beach.
About Casa Pura Vida (and the owners): Steve and Susan Miller fell in love with Las Terrenas when they first visited the Samana Peninsula to go whale-watching. The Millers live in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and purchased Casa Pura Vida as a vacation home and as a rental property for travelers looking for an alternative to cramped hotel rooms or impersonal all-inclusive resorts. Casa Pura Vida is located in a QUIET neighborhood (no motoconchos!) and is decorated in tropical colors of turquoise and green. Guests may buy fresh fish or shrimp right on the beach and prepare in the equipped kitchen or on the outdoor grill. Purchase freshly-baked baguettes and pastries for breakfast at the French bakery, just a 5 minute walk into town. Take a dip in your private pool and watch the sun set over the hills beyond your backyard. The American television program 'House Hunters International' (on the HGTV network) shot an episode about the Millers and their new vacation home--- the episode has aired several times!
Tiled bathroom with glass brick wall has a wonderful HOT Water-Pik shower. There is also an OUTDOOR shower to rinse off sand when you return from the beach....moreless
The kitchen has a refrigerator-freezer, 4-burner gas stove, microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, electric juicer, blender for frozen drinks, pots and pans, utensils, plates, bowls and glasses: everything you need to prepare all your meals!
Barbeque meat and seafood on the backyard bar-b-q grill.
Dine outdoors and enjoy the sunset under the flower-covered backyard kiosk.
Our housekeeper can prepare delicious meals for a small additional charge--just ask Frito to arrange!
Above the daybed is a library of 50+ paperback books for your reading pleasure.
You'll never want to move from the shaded and cushioned sofa beside the swimming pool!...moreless
High Season Nov 16 - Mar 31, 2016 6 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Departure Cleaning Fee$50
If Casa Pura Vida is already booked for your requested dates, you may want to check availability at our neighboring townhouse, The Sky Terrace. Please see HomeAway listing 202925. The townhouse is suitable for a maximum of 3 guests.
50% of total rental fee is due at time of reservation. Remaining rental fee is due 30 days before check-in. Payment by personal check (if residing in the USA) or by PayPal. A refundable $50 (RD2000) damage deposit will be collected by the manager upon arrival and returned upon departure if keys are returned and no items from inventory are missing.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Top 3 Reasons why Casa Pura Vida is the BEST villa rental on the Samana Peninsula:
1. It is located just 300 yards from Playa Popy: one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped, turquoise-water beach in the Caribbean.
2. You can walk to the town of Las Terrenas --no car is needed!
3. You have your very own PRIVATE swimming pool (No tan lines! :)
Las Terrenas has over 50 French, Italian, German and Dominican restaurants, two large, modern supermarkets, exciting night clubs (dancing on the beach!) and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.
Snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, wind surfing and kite boarding are just steps away from Casa Pura Vida. Go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, zip-lining through the jungle, or to the beautiful El Limon waterfall.
Or just stay home and enjoy your private swimming pool and tropical gardens....
Other Activities: Kite-boarding (trade winds blow a steady 12-15 mph!) Hobie cats, whale-watching (January-March) zip-line tours and deep-sea fishing. You will receive a comprehensive rental guide with information on all local activities and tips about the BEST restaurants, and MUST-SEE's.
Our manager, Mr. Frito D'Ambreville, speaks Spanish, English and French and can arrange fishing, diving or snorkeling excursions and quad or jeep rentals.
Be careful of rental listings that say 'Close to the Beach,' but require a CAR or TAXI to get there!